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What the clients say:

“Lisa Smith Youngdahl is a masterful graphic designer, fully capable of exceeding even the highest expectations in art direction, pre-publication layout and image innovation. I rely on Ms. Youngdahl’s impressive talents to bring exceptional visual content to every issue. I have never been disappointed. I am pleased to recommend this consummate professional.”
– Mary Peterson Kauffold, Midwest Heart

Regarding print marketing materials designed for VNA Health Care:
“they have been incredibly useful for the program, and have conveyed a ton of information in the limited space! They are way better than anything we’ve received from the state! (and they had the multi-million dollar budget for marketing and promotion!!)”
– Amy Downing, Director of Marketing, VNA Health Care

“We wanted an ad to show the many benefits of using Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center as an alternative to a hospital for surgical procedures. Lisa researched our target market and the advertising being done by our competitors. She recommended broadening our message and including several of our highlights in service. So, instead of creating the one ad that we had in mind, she designed several ads that would each focus upon a different benefit. She also strongly recommended that we use the testimonials we receive about Valley in our ads. Lisa assembled a team of creative partners who worked closely with Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, resulting in a series of ads that established our brand and effectively communicated our message. We couldn’t be happier with the result!”
– Diane Lauterer, RN Marketing Director Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center/Valley Medical Inn/St. Charles, IL.

“Lisa, You have done such an excellent job with Workforce Development! Thank you so much for your creative ideas and great efforts.”
– Paula Amenta, Waubonsee Community College

“We contracted with Lisa to assist us with branding the new timeline format in Facebook, and branding other social media properties for IMSA, The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Lisa quickly grasped how to manage this graphically, which is no easy task, as IMSA is working also on a complete website redesign and has printed materials that are quite old from a graphics point of view. We like Lisa’s work so much we have given her additional projects. She is very creative, pleasant, offers solutions and is very accommodating when we have ideas and changes as well. We are looking forward to a long relationship having Lisa help IMSA Marketing and Communications develop a solid, yet creative and fully developed branded system to depict IMSA as it should be–the world’s leading teaching and learning laboratory for imagination and inquiry.”
– Chris Kaucnik, Director of Marketing & Communications, llinois Mathematics & Science Academy

“Lisa does quality work and has a definite passion for graphic design. In addition to her dedication to the project, she always was very accessible to me and the client and worked within specific parameters. She not only understands design concepts, but how the end product will look and feel, which is especially important for printed materials.”
-Karen Rocks, Sparkfire Marketing

“I have hired Lisa on a couple of projects. The bottom line, if the clients are happy with a Logo design, I am happy! Let’s just say her designs made them ecstatic. Quick, Creative and Quality. She listens, and gives you just what you ask for.”
– Brian Basilico, B2b Interactive Marketing and Author of It’s Not About You, It’s About BACON!